Scars and Tats by Kristi Pelton


July 27, 2017


reviewed for


Jeri’s Book Attic








Scars and Tats





Kristi Pelton









February 21st 2017








Scars are tattoos with better stories…


A scarred, lonely woman

A curious little boy

One uninvited, tattooed guest

A nasty blizzard

One cabin

Two guns

A set of handcuffs


What could possibly go wrong? Mela McKinley fled with her infant son and disappeared four years ago trying to heal the awful scars inside and out. Taking refuge in the mountains of Colorado, not one person had come near their secluded doorstep… though she was prepared for a fight. In the middle of a historic blizzard, little Beck points out the window to a figure approaching in the snow. After hiding Beck…and fully armed, Mela confronts Jackson Winslow and has zero reservations about shooting him, if necessary. Ultimately, saving him from the forces of nature, she takes the uninvited stranger prisoner in her home holding the upper hand. While cautiously tending to him, she realizes how much she has missed a man—though this scarred and tattooed man is not who he seems. Once he has invaded her thoughts in a delicious way, her guard is down and suddenly, the tables are turned and now…it’s his turn. What she doesn’t know is who he really is and what he brings to her doorstep.






The young mother that is on the run with a baby. Hiding out in the wildness for years. Until that one day that a stranger appears at her doorstep.


To be very honest – this story is not a new concept and I am pretty sure I at least saw one movie with that same subject.


So I think it is fair to say that there are probably even more books out there featuring the same idea. So what makes this book stand out in what is probably a sea of similar ideas ? It is the enganging writing style of the author .


´Scars and Tats by Kristi Pelton is well written and even if I was not conviced at first this book still managed to draw me in after a few chapters and kept me engaged until the End.


While it might not have been the most surprising story it was well developed and its characters were deep enough so the reader could relate to them. I would therefore like to recommend this book to you if you like good solid romance with suspense. 



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